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Mandy Harvey

04/15/2018 to 04/15/2018

Publick Playhouse, 5445 Landover Rd, Cheverly, MD 20784

With effortless intonation and immaculate timing, jazz singer and songwriter Mandy Harvey brings fresh delight to both standards and original work, so it’s easy to understand why she is a contestant in season 12 of America’s Got Talent. But what’s fascinating about Mandy is that, while studying for a career as a choir director, she became almost completely deaf. Although she temporarily abandoned her music studies, eventually she recognized that passion and determination can make anything possible, and in overcoming the challenges of profound hearing loss she has inspired millions. And fans love her impeccable interpretations of jazz hits and her imaginative, heartfelt original songs. Tickets: $25/person; $20/person for seniors, students, and groups of 20 or more. For more information, please call 301-277-1710 or go to http://arts.pgparks.com/2280/The-Prince-Georges-Publick-Playhouse.

Platinum Movie: 13th

04/20/2018 to 04/20/2018

Publick Playhouse, 5445 Landover Rd, Cheverly, MD 20784

A provocative 2016 documentary about the prison industry and mass incarceration, 13th takes its name from the Constitutional amendment, which abolished slavery for everyone “except as a punishment for crime.” As 13th weaves through history, activism, racism and politics, the film exposes the bleak soul of American criminal justice in this explosive call to conscience. Tickets: Free for Seniors 60 and better. For more information, please call 301-277-1710 or go to http://arts.pgparks.com/2280/The-Prince-Georges-Publick-Playhouse.

Story District: Don’t Stop the Music!

04/21/2018 to 04/21/2018

Publick Playhouse, 5445 Landover Rd, Cheverly, MD 20784

Story District turns personal stories into great performances when a troupe of diverse storytellers comes to the Playhouse to share their experiences. Personal, poignant, and often hilarious, these stories will have you laughing, sympathizing, and cheering as each speaker shares an episode from their not-so-tranquil past. Note: this performance contains adult-oriented material that may not be suitable for children under 18 years. Tickets: $15/person. For more information, please call 301-277-1710 or go to http://arts.pgparks.com/2280/The-Prince-Georges-Publick-Playhouse.

Old Town Alexandria Historic Garden Week Tour

04/21/2018 to 04/21/2018

41415 Prince Street, Alexandria, VA 22314

Old Town Alexandria will kick off the Garden Club of Virginia's 85th Historic Garden Week tour of stunning historic homes and gardens which is expected to draw an estimated 1,500 garden enthusiasts and tourists. The tour is part of the Garden Club of Virginia's statewide tour of Virginia's finest historic homes and gardens. Presented by the Hunting Creek Garden Club and the Garden Club of Alexandria, the local Old Town tour encompasses tours of five private homes and gardens with exquisite floral arrangements designed by club members showcased in each home. Ticket price includes admission to five of Old Town's most elite private homes and gardens, refreshments at 228 South Pitt Street, and admittance to five nearby historic public properties including: Carlyle House, Lee-Fendall House, River Farm, Gunston Hall , and Mount Vernon. There is also a Marketplace at the Athenaeum at 201 Prince Street with specialty boutiques and purveyors of fine goods. Tickets are $45 in advance and $55 the day of the tour, and are available for purchase at www.vagardenweek.org. Tickets may be purchase the day of the event at the Athenaeum, 201 Prince Street; St. Paul's Church, 228 S. Pitt Street; and the Alexandria Visitors Bureau at 115 King Street.

Dementia Program – See Me at the National Museum of African Art

04/24/2018 to 04/24/2018

50 Independence Ave, Washington, DC 20560

The experience of looking closely allows us to appreciate beauty, exchange ideas, share memories or simply respond to the work in front of us. We invite individuals with dementia together with their care partners to join us for an interactive and multi-sensory tour of the museum's artworks...from 'African Art in Pop Culture' to 'Dance Off: African Art in Motion'. This program occurs on the fourth Tuesday of the month from April 24th - July 24th. Admission is free but registration is required at email access@si.edu or call 202-633-2921.

Master Class with Dallas Black Dance Theatre – African Dance

04/25/2018 to 04/25/2018

Publick Playhouse, 5445 Landover Rd, Cheverly, MD 20784

Experience dance and drumming in an open master class of West African movement, taught by professional members of the acclaimed dance company, Dallas Black Dance Theatre. Space for students is limited; advance purchase is recommended. Tickets: $20/student; $10/observer. For more information, please call 301-277-1710 or go to http://arts.pgparks.com/2280/The-Prince-Georges-Publick-Playhouse